28 juin 2011

Nationalmuseum in Stockholm Announces New Acquisition: Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hilliard

Nicholas Hilliard, Elizabeth I. Photo: Nationalmuseum STOCKHOLM.- The collection of portrait miniatures at Nationalmuseum has been enriched with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The artist behind the portrait was the official court painter and the first grand name in English miniature painting, Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619). The miniature is dated to 1586-87, when the Queen was in her fifties. There are about twenty known portraits depicting Queen Elizabeth I by Hilliard’s hand. Hilliard was the only artist authorized... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2010

A Portrait Miniature of Elizabeth I Reigns Over Bonhams Sale @ Knightsbridge

LONDON.- Bonhams announced that a portrait miniature of Elizabeth I exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £15,000 - £20,000 in to sell for £40,800 in the Fine Portrait Miniatures sale held at Knightsbridge on 24th November, with the total sale realising £371,000. The portrait was painted by one of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite miniaturists, Nicholas Hilliard, who chose to specifically concentrate on her costume and jewellery, whilst always painting the Queens face simply and youthfully. A smart officer wearing a red coatee, painted by... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2010

"The Phoenix and the Pelican: two portraits of Elizabeth I, c.1575" @ the National Portrait Gallery

The Phoenix portrait. Queen Elizabeth I attributed to Nicholas Hilliard, oil on panel, circa 1575. © National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON.- New scientific detective work has revealed that two renowned 16th century portraits of Queen Elizabeth I belonging to two different galleries were painted on wood panels from the same tree. The portraits were first associated with Hilliard in 1933, and the new findings support the attribution as it is now known that both portraits were painted in the same studio. The paintings of... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2009

Bonhams to sell magnificent Hilliard portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and her favourite Robert Dudley

Bonhams are delighted to announce the sale of a remarkable pair of portraits, painted by Hilliard, depicting Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester at Bonhams Knightsbridge on 25th November. With each portrait measuring only 18mm high, the valuable lot, dating from circa 1575, is expected to fetch between £60,000 and £80,000 as part of the Merchiston Collection of Fine Portrait Miniatures. Nicholas Hilliard (c. 1547–1619), was an English goldsmith, best known for his portrait miniatures of members of the courts... [Lire la suite]
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